Looking for a way to wear my 7-year-old disabled son on the side but facing forward - Mothering Forums

 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 06-19-2012, 06:07 AM - Thread Starter
 
mdear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hello,

I am a dad of a 7-year-old physically disabled boy with cerebral palsy and profound deafness.

I am looking for a solution to wear him on my left hip, but with him facing forward.
Only in this position am I able to communicate to him via sign language.  This is also the best position for him to communicate to me via eye gaze and facial expression.

The nature of his CP is that his muscles can suddenly go very stiff, or suddenly go very loose (he is not able to sit up on him own, walk or crawl).  Thus, I need a support system that is able to accommodate these motions and keep him safe without him slipping out of the sling.

I have tried several slings (Mai Tai, Ring sling), and I'm finding that the side-facing position doesn't work well for us.

Any help / ideas would be appreciated

mdear is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 3 Old 06-19-2012, 06:22 AM
 
motherhendoula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: LawnGuyLand
Posts: 756
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

I have always found hip carrries to be harder - if you have tried the sling and a Mei Tai - i cannot think of too much more that can accommodate a hip carry...have you checked out this website?  http://www.thebabywearer.com/

very valuable for 'traditional' carries just using a wrap. - that may be your best bet!


Happy at Home Mama to DD 4/95 DS 4/98 and DS#2 8/10  femalesling.GIF        h20homebirth.gif       sewmachine.gif

http://www.etsy.com/shop/motherhendoula
 

motherhendoula is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 06-19-2012, 07:24 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I read a post recently about a family that wears their disabled 11-year-old. You may get ideas from them, in their post or by contacting the parents there. 


Jo - WOHM
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Boy Mom x 3
HopefulJo is offline  
Reply

Tags
Babywearing


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 16,522

53 members and 16,469 guests
afinemess , agentofchaos , aim4balance , bananabee , BlessedMommy , DahliaRW , Dakotacakes , Dear_Rosemary , Deborah , DeLisiCreative , Dina1 , easydoesit , floss&ferd , gooseberry , happy-mama , hillymum , ian'smommaya , Janeen0225 , jayneeann , Jessica765 , kathymuggle , lilmissgiggles , lisak1234 , mckittre , Michele123 , Mirzam , moominmamma , NaturallyKait , newmamalizzy , oaksie68 , Ogirl74 , omarinbox1888 , RollerCoasterMama , Saladd , samaxtics , sca1een , shantimama , Shmootzi , Socks , sren , SweetSilver , taylorsharpe , teacozy , tifga , Ugan Gamoy Junior , VsAngela , Xerxella
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.